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Aim to double NSW’s koala population by 2050

Michael is joined by Matt Kean, Energy and Environment Minister & Liberal member for Hornsby, who has announced a goal of doubling the number of koalas by 2050 in a bid to defy projections the marsupial could become extinct in the wild in NSW by mid-century.

 

Following reports found that found numbers were down to 15,000-20,000, Mr Kean will ask the Chief Scientist to assemble an expert panel to develop the 30-year plan that would likely involve a combination of expanding or adding new national parks, removing feral predators, fighting the chlamydia disease, and “actively managing our fortress populations”, Mr Kean says.

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